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Kavli sues former employee of real estate firm

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Kavli sues former employee of real estate firm

International science icon and real estate mogul Fred Kavli is suing a much smaller competitor. In a lawsuit filed in Ventura County Superior Court in late August, Kavli alleges that a former employee of his Oxnard-based real estate firm Sunbelt Enterprises misappropriated trade secrets, breached fiduciary duties and is unfairly competing with him. Defendant David Read More →

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A greener cleaner: eLabor.com founder now heads Camarillo startup

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Michael Edell has gone from software to soap. He is hoping the touch that helped him expand and sell his firms to the likes of Microsoft and ADP will make GrabGreen, a Camarillo-based line of eco-friendly cleaning products, into a household name. Founded by Patricia Spencer, a mother who was concerned about the chemicals in Read More →

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Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

In Santa Barbara County, an unusually broad coalition is backing Measure S, a public safety initiative that would at last give the Santa Maria Valley a viable way to lock up criminals. There is no doubt that Measure S has a hefty price tag. It would increase the sales tax by half a cent for Read More →

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40 Under 40: Class of 2010

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2010  /  UNKNOWN  /  Comments Off on 40 Under 40: Class of 2010

40 Under 40: The Class of 2010 Evan Asher (TechEase, Santa Barbara) Donna Beal (Donna Beal Consulting, Santa Maria) Joshua Best (Nordman Cormany, Oxnard) Ashley Bautista (Paladin Principle, Ventura) Marni Brook (Montecito Bank & Trust, Ventutra) Shawn Carson (TWIW Insurance Services, Ventura) Christos Celmayster (Hayes Commercial Group, Santa Barbara) Nikki Chairez (Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, Read More →

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Editorial: An able stand-in

By   /  Monday, September 20th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: An able stand-in

Lieutenant governor is supposed to be a largely ceremonial position, with a lot of glad-handing and good will at the top of the agenda. But with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on a trip to Asia, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado got a chance to do something folks in his position rarely get to do — act like Read More →

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Editorial: Time for UCSB to engineer a new dean

By   /  Monday, September 20th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Time for UCSB to engineer a new dean

For more than a year there’s been a looming gap in the leadership structure of the region’s technology sector. The departure of Matt Tirrell from UC Santa Barbara, after a decade of exemplary performance as dean at the UCSB College of Engineering, created a void that’s yet to be filled. Tirrell’s term was extraordinary for Read More →

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A new UCSB: University lays out 15-year growth plan

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UC Santa Barbara, a billion-dollar-plus driver for the South Coast economy, is stepping closer to approval of a plan to make it an even bigger force in the region. As the Business Times went to press, the University of California Board of Regents was set to vote on whether to approve UCSB’s long-range development plan. Read More →

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